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Beautiful Eco-Friendly Farmhouse:Cooking Lessons, Meals, Driver, Car and More !

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 160 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms(1 or 2bd flat)+ Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps2-10)

Our small organic farm sits on a hill along Lucca’s beautiful northern countryside in the hamlet of Aquilea, with stunning views over the Valdottavo valley, the high peaks of the Apennines, and the National park in the distance. We produce our own olive oil, bake our own bread, make jams from our own fruit trees, prepare home-made yoghurt and classic Italian sauce from our own tomatoes, and grow a variety of vegetables.

Our solar powered and beautifully restored farmhouse has 3 comfortable, fully furnished apartments that will feel like home the moment you step inside! Each has its own entry on a lovely terrace where you can relax and enjoy outdoor dining, including pizza from a brick oven. At our above ground swimming pool, guests can enjoy sunbathing with an incredible view.

The 2-story apartment sleeps 4+2. The ground floor includes a kitchen/eating area and a sitting room with a sofa bed. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms (one has 2 twin beds, but can easily be transformed into a double bedroom) and a large bathroom with shower and a bathtub. A door next to the living room leads to an adjoining studio apartment that has a dinette kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom and sleeps 2. The two apartments can be combined into a large 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom apartment sleeping 6+2.

We have also an other nice,cosy Studio on the ground floor that is not adjoinable to the others and sleeps 2.

Since our 3 apartments can be rented separately as well as combined, updating is difficult and the calendar is not always correct. So, please send us your enquiry if you are interested in staying at our farmhouse.

It's only possible to post one rate so we have decided to post Studio rates, as we have 2 Studios that have the same rate and so please, ask for the quote of large apartment that usually is a little less than the double rate of one Studio. Further we offer a special rate, a discount on full property rental.

Our love and respect for the environment can be seen in our organic farm with free-range animals, olive groves, a vegetable garden, and fruit trees. We use solar panels for hot water, to help with the wood boiler heating system, and to heat the swimming pool. We chose an above ground, moveable swimming pool because it has less environmental impact. We have two gazebos near the pool with photovoltaic roofs.

Here a car is really necessary. We have a special agreement with a car rental agency and can help you to rent a car with a cheap rate.

Driver service: If you don't feel like driving, the owner or one of her relatives can be your driver and guide: they can pick you up at the train station in Lucca or at the airport in Pisa or Florence, bring you to the farmhouse to get settled, help you to visit undiscovered surroundings and Tuscan beautiful towns.

Cooking lessons and catering : You can learn how to make classic Italian dishes in our large country kitchen and enjoy your meal in our lovely dining room. The owner speaks excellent English and is a talented cook. You can choose the menu with her, deciding what you would like for your delightful cooking lesson. If you do not feel like cooking, you can enjoy being served authentic Tuscan dinners for €25 per head.

Italian language lessons : We can organize Italian language lessons upon request.

Car or driver, cooking lessons or catering, Italian lessons – the choice is yours. Join us for a true Tuscan vacation.

Keywords: Farmhouse :

Cooking lessons and catering

Driver service

Italian language lessons

More Details

Owner
Donatella Sechi
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Donatella Sechi

Mt husband and I in the picture : we are in front of the facade where under the plaster we had found the date in which that part of the farmhouse had been built :1718 !

Donatella Sechi purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Donatella Sechi chose Lucca Area

This had being been our dream, we wanted to move to live in the country, but not too far from Lucca where we were working.

In 1988, a few months after the birth of our oldest son, we bought this abandoned property and step by step we renovated the building and we started replacing olive trees. We moved here in 1994 and after a lot of works in 2005 we were ready with the rental units. So finally I could devote myself to this full-time job.

What makes this farmhouse unique

As soon as you arrive you immediately fall in love with the view of the mountains and the peaceful feeling that the view gives you. You can think to be really in a remote area, out and far from stressful life, while in 7 minutes you can reach Ponte a Moriano, that is the closest little town, where you can find everything you can need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family (three adults, one child and two teens) thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at Abbacca-la. What a scenic location--everything you imagine Tuscany to be--and Lella, her husband, and their two dogs were so welcoming. The accommodation is not fancy, but more than adequate, and besides, we spent 90% of our time outside, hiking, cycling or exploring our new favorite town, Lucca. If you go, you have to schedule a cooking lesson with Lella, who is a first-class Tuscan chef. It was the highlight of our trip, and my kids are still talking about the gourmet pizzas, tomato/bread salad, and eggplant pasta.
Apr 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • One Studio has a very comfortable bathroom for DISABLE PEOPLE. The large unit (2 bd) on the first floor has a very large bathroom with shower and bathtub. Each Studio is on the ground floor and has a bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), so in case we can have 4 double beds. Child Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
we are very flexible for our guest needs and we like to be helpful so please just ask if you have any question and we'll make our best to let you have your stay a relaxing and unforgettable holiday

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(112 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Eco-Friendly Farmhouse:Cooking Lessons, Meals, Driver, Car and More !
average rating of 4.901786 based on 119 reviews
5

still delightful memories a year later

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 days last year and it was amazing. The road there is daunting! But it gets easier. And it's easy access to so many places. My kids fell in love with the Lella's dogs, Hugo (forgot the older one's name). Truly one of the highlights of our 2 week trip in Italy.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Tuscany Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

Agriturismo Abbaccalà

We had a wonderful time at Abbaccalà in Lucca. From making the reservations and throughout our stay, Lella made things so easy and accommodating. The home has warm décor and the kitchen was well equipped and just loved being there. Great location due to the convenience of all of Tuscany and the environment was breathtaking.

Lella and her family gave us a true taste of Tuscany living. I had the opportunity to learn how to make pasta with Lella, which was a lifetime experience. Our friends recommended it to us and we'll definitely recommend well Abbaccalà to other people.

Thank you for making our stay so memorable. Great Place to Stay in Tuscany!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Extra Special

  • 5 of 5

During our Autumn stay with Lella & her husband at their Agrituristica in 2015, we left prior to

The anticipated olive oil harvest & the fruits of their labor.

This fall, I was thinking about how nice it would be to have some of Lella’s olive oil – I contacted her & voila she made it happen.

From contacting her & working out the details it was about 3 weeks from farm to table.

I have to admit that tasting her olive oil has been a delight. I consider this precious commodity as liquid gold. Next best thing to traveling back to her farm & having it during one of her delicious meals.

Whether staying at their Agrituristica or wanting some extra virgin olive oil, Lella has always gone above & beyond to ensure satisfaction.

Bellissimo!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Posto incantevole..

  • 5 of 5

Con un gruppo di amici abbiamo deciso di trascorrere 3 notti in concomitanza di capodanno in questo splendido agriturismo.. abbiamo prenotato tutti e 3 gli appartamenti, tutti bellissimi e super accessoriati.. non voglio dilungarmi molto ma a parte questo, Lella è stata super cordiale e disponibile e noi ci siamo trovati benissimo!! non ci hanno fatto mancare nulla e, ripeto, posto davvero bello... grazie!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The rel deal in Italy! For travelers that want to taste the Tuscan Italy!

  • 5 of 5

Do you know when you get the feeling you did just the right choice!

That's it!

Lella, her cooking class and her lovely place felt like the best choice in Italy!

I had my parents coming to Lucca for the weekend, and wanted to surprise them with Lella's cooking class.

I knew what was about to come, and even myself, I felt overwhelmed by this experience!

She makes it looks simple, but delightful to try cooking... we get to taste the food in a warm "like friends" lunch and taste local wine...+ enjoy that view!

We were thankful to have being there and do recommend the place to travelers willing to get the real deal in Italy!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loving Lucca

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting with very gracious and accommodating hosts.

Our cooking lesson was the best experience of our Italy trip! Lella is very skilled and also a great teacher! It was very hands on, not just a demonstration!

We felt like friends once we left. Hope to come back one day!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Aquilea
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Pisa
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Ponte a Moriano
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mastiano
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Viareggio
Nearest Point of Interest
"Abbacca-la" Eco-friendly farmhouse
Car: necessary

You can walk in 30 minutes to the ruins of romanic church that can be seen from our farmhouse. It's a fantastic spot with a wonderful view of the area and the valley !

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Lucca, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Studio low season
7 Jan 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£168
for 3 nights
£393
 
 
Studio high/medium season
13 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£206
for 3 nights
£480
 
 
Studio medium season
2 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£187
for 3 nights
£437
 
 
Studio high/ medium season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£206
for 3 nights
£480
 
 
Studio high season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£524
for 7 nights
£524
 
 
Studio high/medium season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£275
for 4 nights
£480
 
 
Studio medium season
1 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£187
for 3 nights
£437
 
 
Studio high/ medium season
28 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£206
for 3 nights
£480
 
 
Studio low season
6 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£168
for 3 nights
£393
 
 
Studio High/ medium season
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£206
for 3 nights
£480
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£223
for 3 nights
From
£74
 

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It's only possible to post one rate so we have decided to post Studio rates, as we have 2 Studios that have the same rate and so please, ask for the quote of large apartment that usually is a little less than the double rate of one Studio. Further we offer a special rate, a discount on full property rental.

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